Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE
The Big East Conference announced Tuesday a new two-division format that will begin next season.
Big East Conference commissioner Mike Aresco announced Tuesday the league will split into two six-team divisions in football and will hold its first ever championship game starting next season.
The championship game will be played between the winners of the East and West divisions. The contest will not be played at a neutral site but at the home field of one of the division champions.
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Aresco noted the division alignment will be revisited after the '14 season, when the Navy Midshipmen and possibly other schools begin to play in the Big East.
The league also announced its extension with Madison Square Garden, the host of conference's men's basketball tournament, has been extended through 2026.